Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Volcan Atacazo 4463m

Peter in action.

Have you ever seen such an ugly summit?

The views make up for lack of summit asthetics.

Antisana on the far right.

This little guy had just died...old age? He was still warm and rigor mortis had not yet set in.

The obligatory llama shot.

10km SW of Quito is a bump of a volcano, with the largest number of communication towers on a summit than I have ever seen! Nevermind...the views were stunning. One can practically drive to the summit, leaving only 1 hour hike to the top. Peter and I had planned to park further back, so we could walk for 2 or 3 hours and get more exercise. However, we weren't sure were we were until we hit the end of the road!
We chose this lower peak b/c there has been alot of snow lately...yes snow, here on the equator. This morning there is fresh snow at around 4000m....quite low.

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